Friday, February 18, 2011

NYC Subway, Rolling Stock Profile: The R42


The R42 cars are the second oldest cars in revenue operation on the New York City subway system.  They were built around 1970 by the St. Louis Car Company.  You will mainly see these cars in service during rush hour in peak directions as the J and Z train engage in a skip stop pattern to and from Lower Manhattan to Jamaica.  Much like the R32 trains, they are rusty and rickety.

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